Jan 19, 2013 6:00pm PST
's not yet possible to get the exact figures. u.s. military aircraft evacuated some survivors to a nato airbase in sicily. pictures of the siege show gunmen rounding up hostages. this b.p. worker says terrorists told him "you have nothing to do with this. you're algerians and muslims. we only want the foreigners." b.p. chief executive bob dudley said 14 of its 18 foreign employees at the plant were safe. >> we are not able to confirm the circumstances of four of our employees. tragically, we gravely fear that we will be seeing fatalities fatalities from this group. >> reporter: algerian troops discovered a cache of heavy machine guns, rocket launchers, and grenades. hostages said the explosives were wired around their necks. local media have identified this man, abdul rahman al-nigeri, as the leader of the attack. he's a lieutenant of mokhtar belmokhtar, head of an al qaeda-linked group based in north africa. the aljean state oil company running the plant said the attackers had the entire refinery booby trapped and it would be days before the clearing out process is complete. charlie d'
Jan 20, 2013 8:00am EST
are just beginning to recuperate at this nato base. they were beaten, tied up and saw their colleagues executed. the survivors are shocked and shaken. >> it happened so fast. >> reporter: they witnessed horrifying scenes and had to walk past their dead colleagues' bodies. and one foreigner was used as bait to lure his co-workers out before being shot. steven mcfall had his mouth taped and had to wear explosives taped to his chest. others like mark grant hid for 80 hours and scrambled up on the roof or locked themselves inside their rooms. >> we barricaded together in one of the offices, we lock the door and we put a desk on the door. we did a barricade. >> reporter: when they got out, joy and relief. >> when the guys who picked us up, the rescue guys were wonderful. we were like long lost friends. >> reporter: one survivor's family says they have been through hell and when one son heard his father was alive, it was the best news he'd ever heard. dan? >> nick schifrin, thank you. >> bianna, over to you. >> terrifying week. >>> we'll turn now to the countdown to president obama's second
Jan 24, 2013 7:00am EST
and hostilities are concerned. we will take it from nato and the u.n. to, clearly a violation of the constitution. host: any reaction? guest: that is over the top because nobody in the a restoration has ever said they would ignore congress and only listen to the u.n. and nato. i have been critical of this administration, too. i have been critical of certain policies in places like afghanistan or iraq, but let's keep our differences on the policy level. let's acknowledge the fact that secretary clinton and her colleagues are honest policymakers trying to do the best job they can in a typical set of circumstances. let's not question their motives. let's focus on genuine policy differences. i have those policy differences with this administration. it is crazy to me to engage in all of this conspiracy theory and name-calling. >> what do you think will be the biggest -- host: what do you think will be the biggest concern, or two, with this administration? guest: my concern is that you will see more retreat and retrenchment from this administration. my concern is that the administration pursued a fairl